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by california senator dianne feinstein, no republicans voted for it. the bill includes a return to what used to be the law until 2004. the restriction on the sale of magazines that hold more than ten bullets at a time. that bill will now go to the full senate. and so far, no republicans have said they will support it. in debating it today, though, something kind of amazing happened in the senate and we have the tape of it. i want to show you the tape and what's going to happen here at the beginning is that you will see the republican senator from texas ted cruz, freshman senator giving a little lecture about what he thinks is important in this discussion. this lecture specifically to senator dianne feinstein, but bear with me. sit through the lecture for a second because what you're watching for here, what you want to see is the reaction to the lecture. watch. >> if i might pose a question to the senior senator from california. it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right
dianne feinstein of california, who's the sponsor, of course, of the assault weapons ban. that's not the kind of thing we see from senators every day, is it? >> no, it really isn't what we see from them every day, but i have to say senator feinstein was a bit more gracious than maybe i would have been. it reminded me of the old lloyd benson moment where he said, senator, you are no jack kennedy. dianne feinstein is the last person who needs to be lectured about the rigors of the constitution and what limits may or may not be about the second amendment. >> if there's anyone who knows a lit bit about the horrors of gun violence, goldie, as you say, it's dianne feinstein. she became mayor of san francisco in '78 because a gunman assassinated the sitting mayor and murdered gay rights pioneer harvey milk. we saw senator feinstein sticking up for herself. take a listen to her back on that day when she confronted gun violence firsthand. >> both mayor musconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> goldie, i would only point out that the day those assassinations happen
of their own people to support it. dianne feinstein got a call from reid who told feinstein the ban on assault weapons is removed from the gun bill hitting the senate floor. as predicted, the senate would never get the legislation to the senate floor. why here, why now? what is going on? >> andrea: i don't think they ever had the vote for the assault weapons ban. they thought including it in the larmer packal, it would have dragged the bill back. they want to pass something, the white house wants to pass something. the president's poll numbers are not doing well. they are lagging. they figure let's take it out and offer it as an amendment. she can be happy on her own and it doesn't slow down the larger comprehensive packal of gun control, which is what they want to do and do it quickly. >> eric: the numbers they put out even as an amendment gets 40 votes. greg, the stuff they are trying to push through, is log call stuff. let's -- logical stuff. let's stop illegal trafficking. you need a bill to tell you that? >> greg: it would be nice to get hands out of craz crazy peo. crazy people and gun-f
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in the house. his counterpart in the senate, dianne feinstein, both say based on briefings they received very high probability that syria's regime used weapons of mass destruction. that has been called a red line issue by president obama who warned syria's dictator bashar al-assad that he should not cross that line. bill: the white house has been briefed and the white house has to make some decisions in this. i think the days are becoming more desperate and the regime is more desperate and we know where the chemical weapons are, end quote. peter doocy leads the coverage in washington. how certain are the lawmakers that chemical weapons have been used, peter? >> reporter: not 100% certain, bill but senator feinstein says lawmakers have seen the same intelligence the white house has seen. mike rogers the chairman of the house intelligence committee said in an interview about syria i have a high probability to believe that chemical weapons were used w we need the final verification. i, mike rogers, chairman. intelligence committee would come to the conclusion they are either positioned for use o
with these weapons. >> that was senator dianne feinstein and junior senator ted cruz of texas in a heated exchange on whether to restore assault weapons ban which was passed under former president clinton and then allowed to expire under former president george w. bush. the bill ultimately passed the senate judiciary committee 10-8 along party lines. but after all that outrage and bluster, we've learned that senate majority leader harry reid has decided to remove the assault weapons ban from a larger reform package. it will, instead, be voted on as an amendment. nbc's mike viqueira joins us live now. mike, what happened? why did the majority leader decide that 157 different models of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines did not deserve to be a part of a broader bill to ensure that tragedies like that in aurora, in newtown, connecticut, never happen again? what's happened? >> reporter: well, you know, harry reid was faced with a very fundamental question, martin. he could put on what is essentially an unpopular measure, dianne feinstein notwithstanding, and that's a renewal of the assault we
of a gun control bill slated for debate next month. california senator diane feinstein said it will instead be offered as an amendment. but that amendment is unlikely to survive because of solid republican opposition. three other gun control measures have been approved by the senate judiciary committee: a measure to decrease gun trafficking, a proposal to increase school safety money, and a background checks bill. republican senator rand paul put his support behind comprehensive immigration reform today. during a speech at the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce, the kentucky republican said the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants should have a legal way to stay in the u.s. >> we will find a place for you. this cause, however, those who work for reform must understand that a real solution must ensure our borders are secure. we must also treat those who are here already with understanding and compassion without also unduly rewarding them for coming illegally. >> sreenivasan: bipartisan efforts are under way in both the house and senate to overhaul u.s. immigration laws. today speaker of the
that senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban will not be part of any gun bill he brings to the floor. >> right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> i asked him if this could be part of a package. he said no. this is very important to me. and i'm not going to lay down and play dead. >> we're going to work on thisment we're going to find the votes. it deserves a vote. see if we can get it done. >> nbc's senior political editor mark murray is here with the morning's first read. he joins me now. mark, you know this is interesting. for those of us who watch politics, the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. it hasn't really been too much of an issue since then. came back to the forefront with newtown. but it didn't really have pathway forward. there is a lot of red state democrats that were uncomfortable with this vote and even harry reid who had a strong nra backing in the past making a move to pull it out saying don't let the
a lot of news come out of the exchange he had with senator feinstein. s wrote about it. part of the impact the tea party continues to have fun congress even though it has proved to be a loser when it comes to elections. if you combine a lack of a sense of humor with an absence of humility, you are not working on college of achievement. guest: when he started campaigning, he was less than 2%. he defeated a popular and well funded opponent in the primary. he ran away with the general election. people in the home state love them. the conservative movement cares for him very much. we hope more americans get to know him after his keynote speech this evening. there is a lot of tension in that sense, which is different from what it used to be. there are a lot more differences of opinion that we are used to. host: al cardenas is the chairman of the american conservative union. thank you. coming up, we will hear with the president of common cause, bob edgar. and we will hear from the group known as organizing for action. and we will talk about the impact sequestration is having and we
and paint it before you get there. >> well, maybe so. yesterday, senator feinstein said the assault weapons ban is not going to be part of the bill. that's something you've been predicting for a while. i've been talking about for a couple weeks now. what are the chances we see it as added as an amendment possibly down the road. >> there's no doubt there'll be efforts to add it, i think this is the official death of the assault weapons ban. it's harry reid conceding it can't be part of the main bill. they're trying to focus on what is doable. what can they get done in april? and what they think can get done would be universal background checks, including for private transactions. if i was going to sell you a gun that doesn't have to be any sort of background check on that under a bill being knocked around in the senate, you would have to have some validation there before that purchase could be made. and that's the sticking point right now. that's a far cry from what democrats were talking about two or three months ago. that's a pretty small, narrow provision in the scope of all the big gun c
of opposition, and that bill, senator feinstein's assault weapons bill passed on a party line vote in the committee. but because it's tough isn't a reason not to move forward. i don't think we need anymore reason to motivate us than newtown. >> the committee meeting turned a little testy. i want to play this exchange for you viewers. >> it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment and the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> i'm not a sixth grader. i've been on this committee for 20 years. i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit -- you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough? >> what can we expect to see and hear in the senate when that bill reaches the floor? >> well, unfortunately you're going to hear a lot more of the same that you just heard from senator cruz. a lot of it patronizing, as i think that exchange was. unfortunately, misapprehension what the second amendment prohibits. there i
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